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Dental Anesthesia

Dentist anesthesiologists are specially trained in the field of pain and anxiety control. They use medicines called "anesthetics" during procedures to reduce your anxiety and to make your dental visits as safe, comfortable, and pain-free as possible. .


What is Sedation and Anesthesia?

To reduce your pain and anxiety during dental and oral surgeries, your dentist may use one of the following:


Understanding Dental Anesthesia

  • Special Considerations for Outpatient Surgeries
  • Surgical Patients: What You Can Expect From Anesthesia
  • Oral Health/Dental Specialists
  • Watch Your Mouth! (Multi-media partnership)
  • ADA Online: Understanding Dental Anesthesia: What Every Patient Should Know
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Anesthesia
  • The American Dental Society of of Anesthesiology:Patient Information
  • Types of Anesthesia

  • Commonly Asked Questions


  • Am I Having a Reaction to Dental Anesthesia?
  • Are There Sedative Options for a Root Canal?
  • Can Novacaine Cause Total Loss of Taste and Smell?
  • How Soon Send 4yr Old Daycare After Anesthesia
  • How Will Anesthetics Effect My Hypertension Treatment?
  • Is It Safe to Use Local Anesthetics with Beta Blockers?
  • What Are My Options if I Am Allergic to Lidocaine?
  • What Are the Adult Reactions to Septocaine?
  • What Do I Need to Do if I Am Allergic to the 'Caine' Family?
  • What Is Epinephrine?
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    Last Updated: Nov 12, 2015